Comprehensive Lactation Course:
Mastering the Blueprint 2013 and 2014

2015/2015 Schedule Coming Soon!

Remember the IBLCE Exam application deadline for 2015 is March 2, 2015! You need to plan early to get your application in on time!


Prepare for your IBCLC career with our 90-CERPs All-Inclusive Format. This format is ideal for first-time IBLCE candidates, especially those without a healthcare background. It provides comprehensive coverage of breastfeeding management, and whether you are using Pathway 1 or Pathway 3, all of the credits required to sit for the IBLCE exam.

Remaining Locations for Spring 2014!

Baltimore MD May 19-22, 2014

Locations for 2015 - Confirmed Schedule Coming in May!

Rochester NY

September 2014

New York City

September 2014

Dallas TX

November 2014

Baltimore MD

November 2014

Orlando FL

January 2015

San Diego CA

February 2015

Woodbridge NJ

March 2015 (requires extension with IBLCE)

Baltimore MD

May 2015 (requires extension with IBLCE)

In 2014 and 2015, each Comprehensive Lactation Course will be followed by Marie's popular one-day Picture Perfect Seminar. Course attendees can add Picture Perfect for just $100.

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Register now and tell your friends that Marie's new 4-day course offers these benefits:

The Comprehensive Lactation Course covers the following topics as they relate to breastfeeding and lactation:

Analgesia & Anesthesia Anatomy & Physiology
Autoimmune Conditions Basics of Lactational Pharmacokinetics
Biochemistry of Human Milk Breast Pumps & Pumping
Breastfeeding the Older Baby Breastfeeding Twins & Multiples
Cleft Lip & Palate Common Concerns in the First Month
Common Concerns Beyond the First Month Contraindications to Breastfeeding
Counseling and the Feeding Decision Defense Mechanisms and Human Milk
Developmental Milestones Down Syndrome
Environmental Toxins Factors Influencing Success
Feeding Cues, Behaviors and Reflexes Ethical Considerations
Galactogogues HIV and Breastfeeding
Hormones of Lactation Growth, Weight Gain and Weight Loss
Hypoglycemia & Hypothermia Impact of Maternal Intake on Milk
Induced Lactation & Relactation Infant Formula Risks
Infant Nutritional Needs Infections & Diseases
Insufficient Milk Supply Jaundice & Dehydration
Lactation Suppressants Latch & Positioning
Legal Considerations Milk Banking
Nicotine, Alcohol, Illicit Drugs Nipple and Breast Trauma
Nutritional Needs of Mother, Fetus, Infant Nutritional Deficiencies
Postpartum Depression Premature & Sick Infants
Professional Development Psychology, Anthropology & Sociology
Research Study Interpretation Sexuality, Contraceptives, Fertility & Amenorrhea
Shells, Shields, & Other Devices Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding


There is approximately 60 hours of homework to complete prior to the course. Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail from us with instructions for completing the homework. Most work is done online on our website.

Fees and Credits

The course is approved for 90.0 L-CERPs for lactation consultants (IBLCE), 90.0 contact hours for nurses (ANCC), and 27.5 CPEs at Level II for dieticians (CDR).

Early-bird registration fee: $945
Regular registration fee: $1045
Payment plans are available upon request; please call 703-787-9894 for details.


We know your time is important, too. By the end of the first day, if you are not completely satisfied, just let us know before you leave and we'll refund your registration fee. Attendees must sign a written request for the refund and return all course materials before 5 PM of the first day of instruction.


Only written cancellations received prior to the regular deadline are eligible for a refund. Refunds are subject to a $100 administrative fee and will not be issued until after the course has been given in all of the cities. No refunds can be given for cancellations after the regular deadline. Substitutions are allowed, but please notify our Registrar at 703-787-9894 or as soon as possible. In the unlikely event that a program is cancelled, Breastfeeding Outlook will refund the registration fee in full, but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs that may be incurred.

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